Control and Surveillance

Within the core zone of the Park, WCS implements a mixed strategy of joint WCS/community patrols based on the use of SMART conservation software (Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool – and mixed patrols with Government law enforcement agents when required.  WCS undertakes annual aerial surveillance of the Park and trains communities and local authorities in the regulatory framework that applies to the Park. WCS works with communities to manually mark the boundaries of the Park to minimise unintentional intrusions.